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Dr. Tiwari

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Dr. Pankaj Tiwari is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has fellowship training in microvascular surgery and focuses his practice on breast reconstruction, total en bloc capsulectomy/implant removal and flat closure after mastectomy.  After completing medical school at New York University, plastic surgery residency at the Baylor College of Medicine and fellowship at The MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Tiwari went on to accept a faculty teaching position at The James Cancer Center and The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center.  While a full time faculty member for seven years, he co-authored numerous publications and book chapters, was awarded the "Microsurgery Case of the Year", Resident Teaching Award and Best Doctors' Award and was selected as one of Columbus' top 40 under 40 professionals. In 2014 he co-founded Midwest Breast and Aesthetic surgery and in 2018 Onyx and Pearl Surgical Suites to provide advanced techniques for reconstructive breast surgery.  Beyond microsurgery, Dr. Tiwari has a keen interest 

in developing practice patterns and standards to help lower the costs of healthcare while providing outstanding quality and safety outcomes. He enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two daughters, traveling on surgical mission trips and playing the Tabla (Indian Drums).

Dr. Reiland

Juliann Reiland, MD, began her career as a general surgeon 20 years ago in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  In 2008, she transitioned to treating only breast disease.  With her focus on breast surgery, Dr. Reiland realized the need to learn techniques to improve cosmetic results after breast cancer surgery. She became proficient in oncoplastic surgery and began to pursue electron based Intra-operative radiation (IORT) as an alternative to whole breast radiation therapy. In 2011, Dr. Reiland joined Avera McKennan Hospital and Clinics in Sioux Falls, and was the driving force in the development of one of the first breast electron IORT programs in the United States.  She is currently the program director.  

Today, along with a busy community-based breast surgical practice, Dr. Reiland is the Chair of the American Society of Breast Surgeons Oncoplastic Surgery committee tasked with developing and conducting educational programs in North America for surgeons to improve cosmetic results with breast surgery. The committee has also introduced a certification program to help breast surgeons trained in oncoplastic surgery establish credentialing in their care centers.  Dr. Reiland is a published author, and speaks nationally and internationally, teaching Oncoplastic Surgical Techniques and electron based IORT.  

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